Final Golfstat Results
Franklin, TN -- The Virginia women's golf team lived up to its preseason top-10 ranking by opening the season with a seventh-place finish at Vanderbilt's Mason Rudolph Championship. The Cavaliers finished the 54-hole tournament with a three-day score of 884, just three shots off its school tournament scoring record.
Defending NCAA Champion Duke won its second straight Mason Rudolph title by three shots (863) over third-ranked Georgia. UCLA, ranked fifth, was third at 872 while No. 12 Arizona was fourth at 875, No. 8 Purdue was fifth at 881, No. 17 Stanford was sixth at 883, one shot ahead of Virginia. Wake Forest, ranked 11th, tied the Cavaliers for seventh place.
The 15-team field included 12 teams ranked in Golfweek's preseason top-25 poll.
Virginia was led by its top two qualifiers, senior Leah Wigger and Jennie Arseneault. They tied for 16th at 3-over 219, including identical final round scores of 1-over 73. UVa's best final round score was Rachel Smith's 72. She moved up to 42nd overall at 10-over 226.
Carly Truitt rounded out UVa's scoring on the final round with a 78 to place 50th at 229. Lauren Mielbrecht shot 79 on Sunday to place 55th at 230.
"For this being our first tournament, it was a good start to the year," said Virginia coach Jan Mann. "The field here was very strong and the course was set up to be very challenging. There were some tough pins today. You always want to come home the winner, but considering this was our first time out this season, finishing seventh among these 15 teams is a good start to the year."
Arizona's Alison Walshe used a final round score of 67 to move up from seventh place to win medalist honors by two shots.
The Cavaliers return to action Sept. 22 for the Fall Preview to be held in Dayton Beach.
Mason Rudolph Championship
The Ironhorse Course at The Legends Club
Par-72, 6,347 yards
1. Duke 283-284-296-863
2. Georgia 280-294-292-866
3. UCLA 287-289-296-872
4. Arizona 292-296-287-875
5. Purdue 298-294-289-881
6. Stanford 291-291-301-883
7. Wake Forest 300-287-297-884
7. Virginia 293-295-296-884
9. Oklahoma State 299-288-298-885
10. Vanderbilt 301-297-297-895
11. LSU 298-296-302-896
12. Arkansas 300-306-296-902
13. Missouri 305-301-300-905
14. Alabama 304-302-304-911
15. High Point 325-315-317-957
1. Alison Walshe, Arizona 71-72-67-210
2. Garret Phillips, Georgia 70-71-71-212
3. Taylor Leon, Georgia 69-72-72-213
4. Tiffany Joh, UCLA 69-69-76-214
4. Jennie Lee, Duke 71-67-76-214
6. Mandy Goins, Wake Forest 76-67-72-215
6. Maria Hernandez, Purdue 70-74-71-215
8. Amanada Blumenherst 73-69-74-216
8. Christel Boeljon, Purdue 78-70-68-216
8. Adriana Zwanck, Arizona 73-72-71-216
16. Jennie Arseneault 73-73-73-219
16. Leah Wigger 72-74-73-219
42. Rachel Smith 74-80-72-226
50. Carly Truitt 88-71-78-229
55. Lauren Mielbrecht 74-77-79-230